If you’re thinking about hosting a last minute Olympic get together..where do you begin??
If you’re planning your soiree at this late hour, then it’s more like a “Hey, wanna come over and watch the Olympics?” then a legit Olympic Viewing Party. And that’s totally cool, my best fetes have taken place like that.
So, you could do TWO things at this point. Freak out and try to be The Best Hostess Ever and make everything all perfect and Stepford-ish. OR, just order some food and add a few little touches-or just one that will make it feel a little more special.
I’m all about chic and easy. Frazzled is not fabulous. So, I was wondering what could you do to make the sushi/pizza/sandwiches/chinese takeout feel more special. Honestly, the easiest way is to add a little party decor, one dessert or themed drink and that’s all. In the photo below, I picked out a few things I found through a Google search that are cute and easy (except the Olympic swimming pool thing which is totally cool if you have the time and baking skill set). I have neither, but hey!
Keep in mind, Olympic Themes can be really easy if you remember one thing: The Olympic Rings and the hallmark of al things Olympics are
BLUE, GREEN, RED, YELLOW AND BLACK
So, at the end of the day, if you want to keep it super simple just do something around those colors. Party City, Target or really any supermarket will have little plastic plates and cups in all these colors. Balloons, napkins, straws, M&M’s, anything really. Then add your own little twist and sit back and cheer on your favorite athletes.
I love the Olympics. I love the cheers, the tears, the back stories, the podium moments and the overall patriotic camaraderie it evokes. But most of all, it is a reminder that we are all capable of greatness. That if we choose to, if we re fully dedicated, we can too achieve whatever greatness we so desire. It is a reminder we should heed more often.
When we see our country’s athletes get that medal placed around their neck, looking to the sky with that look in their eyes as the tears stream down their face, it is something we should all experience in a lifetime, don’t you think? After all, it is the ultimate in goal achievement. I read a quote last night that really resonated with me.
“..Somehow we’ve come to believe that greatness is only for the chosen few, for the superstars. The truth is, greatness is for us all. This is not about lowering expectations; it’s about raising them for every last one of us. Greatness is not in one special place, and it’s not in one special person. Greatness is wherever somebody is trying to find it. Find your greatness..”
Tonight, just enjoy your Olympic cake pops.